Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Blog Tour and Review: Finding Katie by John J. Smith

  • Paperback: 294 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (May 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1461167892
  • ISBN-13: 978-1461167891

Book Description

The very wealthy and very sheltered Preston Meadows lives his life protected from even the hint of harm. His world is safe and secure until someone kidnaps his sister, Katie. Against his parents’ wishes, Preston sets out on his own to find her. Preston works hard to blend in with the “regular” people roaming the streets of Dallas – but the real world is zany, insane, full of danger and ruthless criminals. Preston soon begins to learn more about himself and finds he has a knack for foiling certain crimes. In his adventures, during his search for his sister, he makes friends with some of the strangest people he could ever imagine. Along the way, Preston falls in love, comes face-to-face with a self-described Drug Lord, and discovers a side of himself he never knew existed, especially after the Drug Lord kidnaps his girlfriend.

About The Author

John J. Smith is a prolific Fiction writer, who lives in Dallas, TX. He has won several awards for his novels and screenplays. He is currently working on his next novel, “Anopheles.”

Author John J. Smith’s website is

My Review

This is an interesting and well written mystery.  Preston Meadows sets out to find his kidnapped sister Katie.  Quite a task for someone who has led such a  sheltered life.  The humour in this book comes from Preston's adventures in the "real" world.

This is the first novel of John J. Smith's that I have read.  It is an amusing read that is a great way to while away a rainy weekend.  It is the fascinating characters that Preston encounters that gives this books it's soul.  It is also a story about growth.  We see Preston change and grow as he explores the real world in search of his sister initially and then of course himself.

You can pick up this book on Amazon for $2.99 for your Kindle.  Give it a shot.  You'll enjoy it.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm glad you enjoyed the book!